Soufian Saihi

Eid Celebrations at ALEF

Eid Celebrations at ALEF: The Alef bookstore is hosting a musical gathering to celebrate Eid with London-based artists Soufian Saihi (Oud), Christelle Madani (Vocal) and Elizabeth Nott (Percussion). Saihi is the lead for Karama, a music band whose compositions fuse Arabic traditions with modernity and that has performed in many prestigious venues and festivals, as well as having recorded a first EP entitled 'One Year in London'. Whilst Lebanese Madani comes from a family of musicians and is a soloist at the Arabic Orthodox Church in London.

Karama Live

Karama Live: Formed five years ago by Moroccan Oud player and composer Soufian Saihi, Karama creates compositions that fuse tradition with modernity and finds inspiration from the sacred gnawa music, North African and Classical Arabic music. Karama’s songs tell the story of the immigrant, the homeless, technology and the Arab Spring, by bringing instrumentals and band members from all over the globe, including from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK.

Karama

Karama: One of the most popular Arabic bands in the United Kingdom, Karama is led by Moroccan Oud player Soufian Saihi and brings his compositions based around the oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion. Finding inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London, Karama’s members are also from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK.

Karama, The Tabernacle

Karama: The exciting London-based band, led by Moroccan oud player Soufian Saihi, will be performing at the legendary Tabernacle. The compositions, based around the oud, clarinet, double bass and percussio, find inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets.

Karama, London African Music Festival

Karama: Part of the London African Music Festival, this exciting London-based band is led by Moroccan Oud player Soufian Saihi with members from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK. Saihi's compositions are based around the oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion; finding inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets during his busking experience and wondering brilliantly through diverse sonic landscapes that range from Tinariwen to Alice Coltrane, superbly funky and beautifu